news

17
Aug

Unclaimed Golf Tournament Ticket Box Items – You may be a winner!

Three ticket box items remain unclaimed following our Golf Tournament last Friday, August 11, and we do not have contact information for the winners.  Two of the winning tickets had no names – the items and winning ticket numbers are: Basket of Preserves  – ticket #803978 Mystery Box  – ticket #8039100 The 3rd item was won by Gail Nalon, but

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21
Jul

2nd Annual Car Raffle

After the huge success of last year’s car raffle, BCAK has decided to hold its 2nd Annual Car Raffle,  this time in association with Petrie Ford, Kingston for a 2017 Ford Focus S - automatic with air conditioning. New this year -  the winner will have the option of selecting a $15,000 guaranteed cash buy back if not interested in
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21
Jun

Summer 2017 Issue of ‘BCAK TODAY’ now available

BCAK has released the Summer 2017 edition of its TODAY newsletter.  In addition to the normal updates of ongoing activities, this issue contains articles on recent and upcoming events – BCAK’s Walk for Awareness, Education Evening and “Share the Care” Golf Tournament.  You will also find articles on Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s “Thriving Together” conference, a new drug for metastatic breast

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27
May

Introducing Our New Logo

New Logo Released in Conjunction with 24th Annual Walk For Awareness In Conjunction with our 24th Annual Walk For Awareness, we are introducing our new logo.  Our original logo was created 23 years ago when BCAK was first registered as a charitable organization.  The new logo incorporates a stylized version of the traditional  pink breast cancer ribbon with black teardrop,

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8
May

Cook For Your Life

Cook For Your Life is an organization founded by cancer survivor, Ann Ogden.  CFYL’s mission is to teach healthy cooking to people touched by cancer.  It turns nutrition guidelines into practical, easy recipes that are designed specifically for the different stages of treatment, and to promote healthy survivorship.  CFYL is not about food as medicine, nor food to cure. It’s

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2
May

SEO Wedding Awards Gala Supports BCAK

Last night (May 1 2017) SEO held its 2nd annual Wedding Awards Gala and for the second year, BCAK will benefit from the proceeds of the event.  Our Vice President, Elizabeth Johnston, was invited to tell the audience about BCAK and the work we do.  The evening was hosted by Monica Lapajne  of   Fresh Radio 104.3  and featured a

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26
Apr

Living Beyond Breast Cancer Live Web Stream on Genomic Testing

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), a Philadelphia-based not-for-profit organization,is having a live web stream about Genomic Testing on Monday 8 May from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Genomic testing is a rapidly growing area of research with potential new directions  for breast cancer treatment. Genomic tests look at the level of activity of the genes in the tumor itself to determine

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22
Apr

Thank You Volunteers

27
Mar

Another Article from Leda on Surgery for Lymphedema

As follow-up to my previous blog on lymphedema surgery, I received a copy of an article from the Canadian Lymphedema Framework that BCAK has posted online.  It is entitled Surgery For Lymphedema Treatment. The article is written by Dr. Jay Granzow MD, MPH, FACS, an internationally known Plastic Surgeon whose specialties include both microsurgery and lymphedema surgery.  It has a nice overview

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27
Mar

Leda`s Story And Her Investigation Into Microsurgery To Treat Lymphedema

Leda`s Lymphedema Story I was diagnosed with grade 3 breast cancer in 2010.  In January, 2011, ~3 months after the second mastectomy and removal of lymph nodes, I noticed the swelling of my right arm and hand.  Lymphedema! In March, 2011, I saw Dr Anna Towers, a lymphedema specialist in Montreal and Dorit Tidhar and Pamela Hodgson,  physiotherapists.  They were

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